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Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
outside the u.s. >> reporter: anheuser-busch inbev offered to sell of it's interest in an importing arm to constellation brands and make the company the sole importer of corona beer for ten years. but the justice department says that solution does not go far enough. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: on wall street today, stocks finished lower on mixed news about the economy, and worries about tomorrow's important jobs report. jobless claims rose by 38,000, more than expected. consumer spending rose slightly in december, as personal income climbed 2.6%, the highest increase in eight years, on this last trading day of january, the dow lost almost 50 points, the nasdaq was unchanged, and the s&p fell about four points. despite the sell off today january was a strong month for stocks. the dow surged 6%, its best january since 1994. a 4% gain on the nasdaq, and the s&p jumped 5%. on wall street, they say a big january for stocks usually means a big year as well, it's called the "january barometer." if stocks follow history, they could be up by 20% or more. will that hold true in
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
rain and snow, but not on saturdays. the u.s. postal service is dropping saturday letter deliveries to save billions. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. fresh pain at the pump. american drivers see a steep jump in gas prices: up 15 cents a gallon in the past week alone. >> susie: and the federal reserve says it's been hit, by cyber hackers. we look at u.s. businesses and just how safe their networks are. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the u.s. postal service says this summer it will stop delivering mail on saturdays, ending a service that began 150 years ago. cutting back to a five-day a week schedule will save $2- billion. the post office has been losing about $20 million a day, as e- mail useage ramps up and mail volume plunges. congress has required the post office to deliver six days a week, but the postmaster general believes there is a loophole in the law that will allow him to make the change. darren gersh reports on the business fallout. >> reporter: first class mail is the postal service's most profitable product. it is also a business that is disappearing at the
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
>> pelley: tonight, you don't have mail. the u.s. postal service announces cuts affecting every mailbox. nancy cordes has the story. what's the biggest threat to america? the outgoing defense secretary leaves a stark warning. >> it would have one hell of an impact on the united states of america. >> pelley: we may have the ingredients for the biggest winter snowstorm yet this season. david bernard fills us in on when, where, and how much. and as the nation debates gun sales, one police unit in california is taking guns away from those who shouldn't have them. john blackstone there. >> when you're going to take their guns, they're not happy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds-- unless it's saturday. the u.s. postal service added that qualification to its legendary motto today. the service is broke and it will drop saturday mail delivery in august. the troubles of the postal service are as big
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Feb 22, 2013 6:30pm EST
, white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its money on a man who became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the pofl service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit as lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team and now the justice department wants that money back and could seek total damages approaching $100 million. the lawsuit, first filed by armstrong's former teammate floyd landis in 2010, claims the team knowingly caused the united states postal service agreements to be violated by regularly employing banned substances and methods to enhance their performance. that charge brought strong denials from
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
of revenge killings. carter evans has the breaking news. a major withdrawal of u.s. forces from afghanistan. we'll preview the president's announcement, which will come in tonight's state of the union. major garrett is at the white house. charlie d'agata in afghanistan. her parents will be with the first lady tonight. her alleged killers are in jail. dean reynolds on the shooting death of hadiya pendleton. and the taliban robbed afghanistan of its musical soul, but he is bringing it back. >> we can speak in a common language of humanity, which is the language of music. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. the most-wanted man in california, fired los angeles cop christopher dorner, appears to be surrounded tonight. he's holed up in a house in san bernardino county, east of l.a. dorner was discovered by fish and game officers a little after noon local time today. there have been gun battles and two officers have been wounded. their condition is unknown. this is the sound of one of those gun bat
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
the bag if it goes under and can't repay the u.s. treasury all the money it's had to borrow to make up for those recent losses scott. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. so, what do americans think of this? well, when we asked about ending saturday delivery in a cbs news/"new york times" poll last june, 71% said they favored it; 24% were opposed. and this surprised us today: turns out there are more post offices in america than wal- marts, starbucks and mcdonald's combined. there is a much bigger washington fiscal crisis coming in three weeks. that is when automatic across- the-board budget cuts go into effect unless congress finds another way. in washington lingo, those budget cuts are called sequestration, and david martin has discovered that sequestration is already cutting into national defense. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the 5,000 crew members of the aircraft carrier "truman" got the word: they will not be leaving their home port of norfolk, virginia, for the persian gulf this friday as planned. their deployment is being postponed due to the looming budget crisis. vice admiral mar
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Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
there tonight. mr. obama intends to bring home 34,000 of them by this time next. year. most u.s. combat troops are due home by the end of 2014. charlie d'agata is at our afghan bureau in the capital, kabul and, charlie, i wonder, what is this going to mean to the troops on the ground? >> reporter: well, the key question, scott, is the time frame. any commanders here will tell you that they want as many boots on the ground for as long asg they can, certainly through the summer and the fall, when thethe fighting picks up against the taliban. and there's a lot of work to be done, especially along eastern afghanistan, where insurgents have been infiltrating from safeee havens in pakistan. they're holding territory there. they're launching attacks heretack in kabul. u.s. troops are also focused on the south around kandahar, the birthplace of the taliban. now, it's been announced that the afghans will be taking then lead in the spring. but what we've seen for ourselves is u.s. forces fighting right alongside them, providing the firepower, air support and medical evacuation. >> pelley: charlie d'ag
CBS
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
to be the best cliche for the u.s. job market, right now. the nation's unemployment rate has been lurking just around 8% for the last six months. and, the number of news jobs created is barely keeping pace with population growth. still, some economists think the latest labor data is encouraging. >> when we look at the number of jobs being created even though it was a tad below expectations, it was still a healthy number that should continue to help the economy. >> reporter: the main reason for optimism: those positive revisions to november and december jobs data. it turns out, the government underestimated how many positions were added by 127,000. it was that miscount that helped push the dow over 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. and, at 14,000 the blue-chip index is about 150 to 200 points away from its all-time high. market pros like wayne kaufman predict new highs for stocks in coming weeks. >> many investors, retail investors, individual investors are reaching the point of recognition where they no longer believe the economy is going to collapse again, or that the stock m
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Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
. that's when the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency, travis tygart, pressed ahead and brought armstrong down. in his only interview, we spoke to tygart for "60 minutes." when you first heard that the u.s. department of justice was going to investigate whether criminal charges were appropriate in this case, what did you think of that? >> i thought it was absolutely appropriate. it was the right thing to do. federal taxpayers... close to $40 million were paid to this team to run what we now know was the most sophisticated and professionalized drug program the world has ever seen. >> pelley: after the criminal investigation was dropped, travis tygart pressed ahead and developed the evidence that cost armstrong his titles and resulted in his lifetime ban from sports. last month, tygart sent this letter to the u.s. attorney general urging him to join the fraud lawsuit. tygart wrote that armstrong's scheme was "one of the greatest frauds in the history of sport." he called armstrong's previous denials "cold, calculated lies." >> i think a jury should have an opportunity to decide whether the
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
and the technology industry. >> susie: the u.s. government wants as much as $5 billion from standard and poors, officially accusing the credit ratings agency of fraud during the housing boom. >> tom: and earnings from a trio of consumer stocks finds us spending money on eating out and watching tv. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: a bold new chapter for computer maker dell was opened today. michael dell said today he's taking the company he founded almost 30 years ago private. it's a $24.5 billion deal offering dell investors $13.65 per share. now, at one point, dell was the largest p.c. maker in the world, boasting market capitalization of more than $100 billion. now, it sits behind apple hewlett packard and lenovo valued a fifth of what it once was. ruben ramirez begins are coverage. >> reporter: michael dell admits he missed the consumer shift away from the p.c. to tablets and smartphones, but today's announcement his company is going private doesn't necessary address how dell is going to try to capture those markets. >> they want to continue to be a hardware player, but t
CBS
Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
files looking for leads. the u.s. embassy in ankara turkey, came under attack today. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint. a turkish security guard was also killed. the white house quickly called it a terrorist attack and holly williams is in the turkish capital tonight. >> reporter: the explosion rocked the quiet embassy district in turkey's capital. this shaky mobile phone footage shows the confusion in the immediate aftermath as bystanders rushed in to help the injured. the suicide bomber only got as far as the embassy's outside perimeter, stopped by turkish guards, he detonated his explosive device, killing himself and one of the guards. the blast was powerful enough to rip this heavy security door off its hinges and send debris flying, injuring several other embassy staff members. this woman, a turkish journalist, was seriously hurt. the american ambassador, francis ricciardone, visited the hospital where the casualties were treated and praised the security guard who lost his life. >> i've paid my respects to the family of the turkish hero who stood guard for
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
hearing today. john brennan's testimony was bankrupt several times by protesters who object to u.s. drone strikes overseas. brennan was the architect of that program. among those killed by the strikes was an american citizen who was a member of al qaeda in yemen. bob orr followed the hearing today. >> reporter: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is so troubling. every american has the right to know when t
CBS
Feb 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> pelley: but they weren't counting on hope at u.s. immigration and customs enforcement today. with more on that release of illegal immigrants, we turn now to elaine quijano. elaine? >> reporter: scott, the jail behind me is one of the facilities where a number of detainees are believed to have been released. an immigration official describes the detainees as noncriminals. homeland security secretary janet napolitano suggested yesterday that drastic action might be necessary. >> all i can say is, you know, look, we're doing our very best to minimize the impacts of sequester, but there's only so much i can do. i'm supposed to have 34,000 detention beds for immigration. how do i pay for those? >> reporter: a statement, a spokesman for u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement said: one immigration advocate tells cbs news he knows of at least 12 states where detainees have been released. u.s. immigration and customs enforcement declined to comment on specifics. and, scott, illegal immigrants on supervised release can be required to wear electronic tracking devices or regularly call immigrat
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
-- including u.s. government officials who in 2007 publicly stated that problems in the subprime market appeared to be contained." >> reporter: s&p goes on to argue that the securities at issue in the justice department's case were reviewed by another ratings agency and received the same rating. s&p says it also began downgrading many mortgage securities in 2006, warning that conditions in the housing market were deteriorating. but critics say what matters is what s&p claimed at the time it stamped securities triple a. >> the ratings agencies claim that they have unique analytic abilities and very sophisticated models that enable them to determine the credit worthiness of a bond, a derivative, a security. >> reporter: s&p points out court rulings have dismissed what it called challenges to a credit rating made with 20/20 hindsight. if the justice department does sue, standard and poor's says it will vigorously defend itself. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> tom: still ahead, tonight's word on the street: consumers, the street.com's david peltier joins us with some consumer product
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
challenge for them. this man was trained by the l.a.p.d. >> reporter: and by the u.s. military. and not just trained. i mean, he has certifications in intelligence counter-intelligence. that'slet trade craft for being a spy for someone who wants to fly under the radar or disappear or change their identity. he has been trained in heavy weapons. he has been deployed in war zones. he has been trained in urban warfare tactics and after that going through the l.a.p.d. academy he was certainly trained in all the tactics training and procedure of the l.a.p.d., so he knows how they work, too. it makes him formidable. >> pelley: how do they go after him then. >> reporter: this is a very interesting case. essentially he turned their role inside out. he has taken the hunters and made them part of the hunted. there are special assets, some of which used to come under my command like the special investigations section and these are guys who are highly trained surveillance experts. they can disappear into a neighborhood but they're also heavily armed trained marksmen and very tactically sufficient. they'l
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
of chris kyle. he was the u.s. navy sniper who became a legend in iraq. kyle, who was 38, was killed over the weekend at a firing range in texas apparently by another iraq war veteran. anna werner that has latest. >> reporter: chris kyle's marksman skills were so precise iraqi insurgents nicknamed him the devil of ramadi. his best selling book "american sniper" chronicled the former navy seal's mission to protect american soldiers. he spoke with cbs dallas station ktvt last year. >> my only regret is not being to save every guy. that's what keeps me up at night, but every shot i took i felt extremely justified. >> reporter: kyle felt his negotiation protect his comrades extended into civilian life. he often took troubled veterans to shooting ranges like this one south of dallas for a day of camaraderie and conversation. >> apparently mr. kyle works with people that are suffering from some issues from being in the military and this shooter is possibly one of those people. >> reporter: the suspect, eddie ray routh, is a former marine. police say he shot kyle and a friend, chad littlefield,
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
they were talking about for those days. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. the u.s. justice department said today that it is suing standard and poor's rating service, accusing it of a massive fraud when it gave high ratings to mortgage investments that later plunged in value. that helped fuel the 2008 financial meltdown. investors, including pension funds, lost billions on what s&p told them were the safest bets money could buy. anthony mason has more. >> reporter: as the housing bubble was beginning to burst in 2007, standard and poor's was still giving glowing ratings to mortgage-backed securities that some of its own analysts feared would go bad. attorney general eric holder said today the nation's largest rating agency was knowingly executing a scheme to defraud investors and pump up its profits. >> put simply, this alleged conduct is egregious, and it goes to the very heart of the recent financial crisis. >> reporter: the government's 124-page complaint cites internal documents, like this instant message exchange between two s&p analysts. "that deal is ridiculous," the first says. "i k
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the airline industry. american airlines is expected to join forces with u.s. airways. so, we asked sharyl attkisson to tell us what that will mean for air travelers. >> reporter: it's the third airline mega-merger in five years. the country's third largest, american airlines, will combine with number four, u.s. airways. the result will outsize united which merged with continental in 2010, and delta, which merged with northwest in 2008. rick seaney is founder of the air traveler advice web site farecompare.com. >> in airline mergers, the people that benefit the most are wall street, to be honest. consumers end up paying more for airline tickets in general. they have less convenience because typically during mergers, there's cutbacks in flights and schedules. >> reporter: after delta bought northwest, the decreased competition sent ticket prices up more than 20% between detroit and atlanta. the united-continental deal resulted in 30% price increases between chicago's o'hare in houston and newark and san francisco. the biggest factor pushing consolidation is the price of oil. fuel accounts f
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service® no business too small. [ tylenol bottle ] nyquil what are you doing? [ nyquil bottle ] just reading your label. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >> mason: one of the passengers from the carnival "triumph" says she never wants to hear the word "cruise" again. the ordeal ended late last night when the disabled cruise ship was towed to mobile, alabama.e tonight, more than 4,000 passengers and crew are safe. anna werner reports on what comes next. >> reporter: the 13-story-high 100,000-ton carnival "triumph" sits in a mobile shipyard tonight. investigators are trying to find out how and why the engine fire began that left the ship without power. coast guard marine investigator patrick cuty spoke to cbs news by phone after seeing the damaged engine room. >> reporter: eight days after what was supposed to be a four- day cruise to mexico passengers cheered, then some literally kissed the gr
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
under oath to the u.s. anti-doping agency, but today armstrong said forget it. armstrong admits using performance-enhancing drugs while winning the tour de france seven times.th he said he's willing to participate in an international effort to clean up cycling, but he won't cooperate with the u.s. agency. what are martian rocks made of? wh a nasa rover collects its first sample, when we come back. . w>c before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressu
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
world war ii than this picture of marines raising the u.s. flag over iwo jima as they took control of the japannese island in a battle that began 68 years ago today. most folks have seen the famous sculpture but few know the history behind it. a history of lost and found. told by jim axel rod tonight. >> this was happened carved by a marine. >> reporter: he started accumulating military artifacts when he was ten years old. >> but the actual first announcement of the end of world war ii... >> reporter: brown's collection of world war ii memorabilia is now one of the world's largest. >> this poster reproduced hundreds of thousands of times. >> reporter: but it's one piece in particular that fits brown's collection... sets brown's collection apart. this is the original iwo jima monument. it was inspired by combat photographer joe rosenthal's picture of five marines and a sailor raising the american flag during a battle that cost 6,000 u.s. lives. sculptor felix de weldon was so moved he used his own money to create it finishing the 12-foot statue six months after the battle. the statu
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Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
raising the u.s. flag over iwo jima as they took control of the japannese island in a battle that began 68 years ago today. most folks have seen the famous sculpture but few know the history behind it. a history of lost and found. told by jim axel rod tonight. >> this was happened carved by a marine. >> reporter: he started accumulating military artifacts when he was ten years old. >> but the actual first announcement of the end of world war ii... >> reporter: brown's collection of world war ii memorabilia is now one of the world's largest. >> this poster reproduced hundreds of thousands of times. >> reporter: but it's one piece in particular that fits brown's collection... sets brown's collection apart. this is the original iwo jima monument. it was inspired by combat photographer joe rosenthal's picture of five marines and a sailor raising the american flag during a battle that cost 6,000 u.s. lives. sculptor felix de weldon was so moved he used his own money to create it, finishing the 12-foot statue six months after the battle. the statue was displayed in front of the federal reserve b
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Feb 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
at a stoplight. one died.o dorner's trail has been cold since his pickup was discovered. today u.s. marshals in la palma,marsha california, searched the home of his mother. police remain on high alert inemai los angeles. dorner targeted several officers in a manifesto posted on his facebook page. he also boasted he could outsmart pursuers.mart he wrote, "i will utilize every bit of small arms trainingize e demolition, ordnance, and survival training i've been given." if dorner is somewhere around here, he may need those survival skills, scott. a we're expecting several more inches of snow and the temperatures here are already in the low 20s. >> pelley: ben, thank you. correspondent john miller is a former senior commander in the l.a.p.d. john, why did he go to big bear? >> well, he didn't go there by accident. that's not a road you make a wrong turn on.go the if you're going to go up that a roa mountain, it's because you intend to.'r there's one way in and one way out. i've been there many times.e wa it appears he didn't end whereeen the he wanted to. he broke the axle on that truck. his fa
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Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
then began a week long spiritual retreat. benedict's time as pope has beenl turbulent.ee in the u.s., church attendanceul is down, there is a shortage of priests, and legal settlements from the sex abuse scandal have cost billions of dollars. the boston archdiocese has closed dozens of churches, but in one of those, parishioners have staged a sit-in that's been going on now for eight years. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: every friday night, christine arnold and her 14- year-old triplets sean, scott and christian, arrive for their overnight shift at st. francis church. the triplets have been coming here since they were six years old. would it be weird to not come here on a friday night? >> it wouldn't feel right. >> reporter: why not? >> because, like, this kind of like our second home here. >> reporter: more than 100 parishioners take shifts occupying st.francis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. the parish was officially closed in october, the 2004, for having low attendance. the archdiocese claimed it was a financial necessity. the parishioners fear if they leave, the archdiocese will
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Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
with generic >>> there is no more enduring image in world war ii than this picture of marines raising the u.s. flag over iwo jima as they took control of the japanese island in a battle that began 68 years ago today. most folks have seen the famous sculpture, but few know the history behind it, a history of lost and found told by jim axelrod tonight. >> this was hand-carved by a marine on guadalcanal. >> reporter: he started accumulating military artifacts when he was 10 years old. >> but the actual first announcement of the end of world war ii -- >> reporter: rodney brown's collection of world war ii memorabilia is now one of the world's largest. >> this poster was reproduced hundreds of thousands of times. >> reporter: but it's one piece in particular that sets brown's collection apart. this is the original iwo jima monument. it was inspired by combat photographer joe rosenthal's picture of five marines and a sailor raising the american flag during a battle that cost 6,000 u.s. lives. sculptor felix de weldon was so moved, he used his own money to create
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Feb 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
at u.s. speedways. daytona's steel pole, cable, and wire fence is the industry standard. >> at times it can be like a cheese grater. at some sp n shred the car apart and send debris into the stands. >> reporter: ryan hunter-raey is the current champion of the indy car series where speeds typically approach 230 miles per hour. he races on many of the same tracks as nascar. >> this incident gives us an opportunity as an open forum for indy car and nascar to get together and come up with solutions. >> reporter: a grandstand redesign was already planned for daytona. spectators could be moved back but being close to the action is part of the allure for fans like whitney turner. on crutches, she made it back for yesterday's race. mark strassmann, cbs news, daytona beach, florida. >> pelley: the oil company b.p. went on trial today in federal court in new orleans for that disaster in the gulf back in 2010, the deepwater horizon rig exploded killing 11 workers and unleashing the largest accidental oil spill in history. b.p. could face $17 billion in fines if it is found liable at this civil
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
. today u.s. marshals in la pal ma california, searched the home of his mother. police remain on high alert in los angeles. dorner targeted several officers in a manifesto posted on his facebook page. he boasted he could outsmart pursuers. he wrote "i will utilize every bit of small arms training demolition ordnance and survival training i've been giving." if dorner is somewhere around here, he may need those survival skills scott. we're expecting several more inches of snow and the temperatures here are already in the low 20s. >> pelley: ben, thank you. correspondent john miller is a former senior commander in the l.a.p.d.. john, why did he go to big bear? >> well, he didn't go there by accident. that's not a road you make a wrong turn on. if you're going to go up that mountain it's because you intend to. there's one way in and one way out. i've been there many times. he didn't end where he wanted to. it appears he broke the axle on that truck. his family had property up there before. he's familiar with that area if when he was young sore it may be that he intended to break into one
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
and track officials investigating the wreck want to improve the safety of so-called catch fences at u.s. speedways. >> dale: tone that's steel pole cable, and wire fence is the industry standard. >> at times it can be like a cheese grater. at some spaces it can shred the car apart and send debris into the stands. >> reporter: ryan hunter-raey is the current champion of the indy car series where speeds typically approach 230 miles per hour. he races monoof the same tracks as nascar. >> this incident gives us an opportunity as an open forum for indy car and nascar to get together and come up with solutions. >> reporter: a grandstand redesign was already planned for daytona. spectators could be moved back but being close to the action is part of the allure for fans like whitney turner. on crutches, she made it back for yesterday's race. mark strassmann, cbs news daytona beach, florida. >> pelley: the oil company b.p. went on trial today in federal court in new orleans for that disaster in the gulf back in 2010, the deepwater hoshz rig exploded killing 11 workers and unleashing the largest
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Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
. those talks would likely be brokered by the u.s., and also by russia. >> pelley: emphasis on "possible talks." clarissa, thank you very much. clarissa has another story for us tonight about some of the people who are suffering the most. a few of the many rebel groups are connected to islamic radicals, and christians who have lived in syria for more than 2,000 years are now fleeing right next door. >> reporter: this convent in the mountains of lebanon is a refuge for syrian christians who have been forced from their home and their country. there have been christians in syria as long as there have been christians. now, they are caught up in a civil war, increasingly dominated by islamic militants. "we came to lebanon because there is no more living in syria," aphram said. "it's dead there." he made the dangerous journey out of syria with his wife and three children two months ago. already, churches have been burned, homes destroyed, and christians kidnapped. who are you most afraid of? "we are afraid of both sides the armed militias and the government," he told us. "one side is shelling
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Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service® no business too small. i you're suffering from constipation, miralax or metamucil may take days to work. for faster relief, try dulcolac laxative tablets. dulcolac provides gentle relief overnight unlike miralax and metamucil that can take up to 3 days. >> pelley: today, benedict xvi held his last audience as pope before he steps down tomorrow, and alan pizzey was there. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: it was one of his last public appearances and the normally shy pope made the most of it. causing to bless babies thrust towards him. the pope thanked the crowd and told them he was fully aware of the seriousness and novelty of his decision to resign. some of the cardinals, the princes of the church who will choose the new pope, were in the square. >> described as being a ship tossed on stormy seasons. his 8 year papacy had moments of joy light and also moments that haven't been easy and that at times it seemed as if the lord was sleeping. many in the crowd were moved to tears and the universal feeling towards the departing pope was good wil
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